Course Introduction (Preview)

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Hello and welcome. And my name is Devin Akin. I’m with How Wireless Works. How Wireless Works offers wireless training and WiFi tutorials, however today we are going to be talking about ironically, a wired course, Basic Routing and Switching. Some of the topics to be covered include the OSI model an underlying fundamental set of concepts for routing and switching. These are very important. This networking basics course is a good pre-requisite to How Wireless Works WiFi Foundations Course.

We will talk about device addressing that’s both at layer two and layer three. We will cover switching and how switching works with cam tables. We are also going to talk about IPv4 Routing. This is just standard. Standard IPv4, how the routing works and how the addressing works.

We will also cover Internet gateways and network protocols, the ones that are most commonly used for things like management. We will talk about device management itself and the security threats involved.

How do we manage routers and switches? There’s different methods of managing those devices and how to secure those ports for example. We will also cover network devices and internet bandwidth and how that plays into user experience. We will cover device maintenance, how to take care of your devices and to make them last. There is a lot of ways to kill devices very quickly if you are not taking care of them. And lastly, we are going to talk a bit about troubleshooting.

The audience for this course is network administrators, network managers, IT sales professionals, IT marketing professionals, help desk technicians, support technicians, field technicians and network developers. There is a lot of different roles that can be involved in this or find this material useful.

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